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2023 Unitec New Student Scholarships

This scholarship is to encourage anyone thinking about studying at Unitec for the first time, to pursue their goals and study with Unitec.

The scholarship is open to domestic students in level 3 to 8 programmes that take at least one semester of full-time study to complete.

Award value: $1,500 Number available: Varies
Provider: Unitec
Contact: Email our Scholarships Team if you would like more information: or book an appointment with our Scholarship advisor.

Unitec recognises that financial support is an important consideration for ākonga considering study. The scholarship provides both financial support and mentoring opportunities in the first year of study. Anyone who is new to Unitec and who would benefit from a little financial support, is encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

 Applications for 2023 are closed. 

Open 3rd September 2022 | Closes 23rd January 2023

Eligibility Criteria

To apply, you must:

  • be a domestic student, i.e. a New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • be enrolling for the first time at Unitec; and 
  • be starting in a programme from Level 3 - 8  (a certificate, diploma, undergraduate degree, postgraduate certificate or diploma) in Semester 1, 2023, which takes at least one semester of full-time study to complete.

Please read the Unitec New Student Scholarship Regulations for more information.

Selection bases

Schools may have preferences that they consider when reviewing scholarship applications. These preferences are used in combination with individuals' responses to scholarship application questions and Unitec priority group goals.

Schools Preferences List 2023: 

School Preference
Applied Business To be advised

New entrants into the B Architectural Studies, B Landscape Architecture, NZ Diploma in Interior Design (Residential), and NZ Diploma in Interior Design (Residential).

Bridging Education/Community Studies To be advised
Building Construction To be advised
Computer Science & Engineering New entrants into the B Computing Systems and B Applied Technology
Creative Industries New entrants into the B Design & Contemporary Art and B Performing & Screen Arts
Environmental & Animal Sciences No preference, open to all new entrants
Healthcare & Social Practice New Māori and Pacific entrants into the B Nursing, B Health Science (Medical Imaging) and B Social Practice
Trades & Services To be advised